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ERIC Number: EJ1125088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Leaving College Prematurely: The Experiences of Nontraditional-Age College Students With Depression
Thompson-Ebanks, Valerie
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v18 n4 p474-495 Feb 2017
This qualitative study examines the experiences of former nontraditional-age students with depression and reasons that led them to leave college prematurely. Constant comparative methods were used to illuminate themes within and across participants' stories. The findings showcase eight complex interlocking factors that these former students grapple with in pursuit of a college education. Implications to improve the retention of nontraditional college students with depression are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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